What gets your goat? Here are a selection of opinion pieces on rugby issues big and small that have appeared in Rugby World magazine. Send us your views to rugbyworldletters@timeinc.com

Community pitches

Rugby Rant: Community pitches must improve This has been the year that rugby came grinding to a halt, both at a professional and community level, with many at a loss…

Welsh rugby

Rugby Rant: Overhaul Welsh rugby Who could have imagined in 1990 that the state of Welsh domestic rugby would now be so bad? Regional rugby has helped to improve standards,…

Rugby Rant: Bring back screw kicking

Rugby Rant: Bring back screw kicking WATCHING A skilled kicker, particularly a fly-half, is a wonderful sight. As a child I spent hours playing the kicking game ‘Gaining Ground’. At…

Rugby Rant

Rugby Rant: RWC 2023 Pool Draw THE DRAW for the 2023 World Cup takes place after this year’s November Tests. Not since RWC 2003 has the draw been conducted closer…

Wayne Barnes

THERE IS little doubt that rugby union has never been a harder sport to referee. Players are not only quicker and stronger but arguably more streetwise, while coaches are constantly…

Exeter Chiefs

THIS IS a rough schedule for an England player come 2019-20: July-Aug pre-World Cup training; Sept-Oct World Cup; Nov-June Premiership/European season with club; Feb-March Six Nations; July two-Test tour; August…